Category : Peoples' Movements

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Evicted slum residents take out rally in Mumbai demanding Right to Housing on Int’l Human Rights Day

On 10th December, the International Human Rights day, the residents of Mahul in Mumbai, led by the children took out a rally from their dharna site next to the VidyaVihar Tansa pipeline, demanding right to life and right to housing. The ongoing dharna of thousands of people asking for relocation to proper rehabilitation quarters stepped […]


Whither the Farmers March? Looking For a Future Beyond Farmers Suicides and Agrarian Crisis

The militancy being shown by Indian farmers has successfully made the agrarian crisis into a central political agenda, but the question of big corporate capital, which is siphoning bulk of surplus from the agrarian sector, through policy decisions made by successive state and central governments was carefully avoided. An article by Subhashini.   The stock […]


Perpetuation of Unlawful Activities

The courts, by not intervening in the abuse of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, are becoming the legal instruments in the hands of the state to perpetuate unlawful activities. If civil liberties lawyers are targets of such laws, who will fight for the rights of the marginalised that the Chief Justice referred to? Padmaja Shaw asks. […]



Chandramukhi Muvvala, First Transwoman MLA Candidate in Telangana, Missing from Her Hyderabad Home since Morning, Feared Abducted

Chandramukhi Muvvala, the first and only transgender candidate contesting the assembly elections in Telangana, as a candidate for the CPIM-led Bahujan Left Front, had started her campaign yesterday, and has gone missing from her Hyderabad home today. Her friends suspect that she has been abducted, and are asking #WhereisChandramukhi ? A GroundXero report.   Chandramukhi […]


14-day Campaign Yatra Against Unemployment, Casteism and Fascism

An intense campaign by young workers and students, demanding dignified employment, caste annihilation and protesting rising fascism traveled through the States of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. A report by GroundXero.   Krantikari Naujawan Sabha (KNS), a leftist youth organization, took out a 14-day Padyatra named Yuva Sangarsh Abhiyan, across Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. The Yatra […]


কৃষি ঋণ, কৃষক আত্মহত্যা ও প্রতিরোধের ডাক

কৃষক আত্মহত্যার হার বিজেপি সরকারের চার বছরে আগের চেয়ে প্রায় দ্বিগুণ হয়ে গেছে। ঋণজর্জর অনাহারী কৃষক চাষের খরচটুকু না যোগাতে পেরে আত্মহত্যার পথ বেছে নিচ্ছেন। এমনকি পাঞ্জাব ও হরিয়ানার মতো তথাকথিত স্বচ্ছল রাজ্যেও কৃষকরা সম্পূর্ণভাবে কৃষি ঋণের ওপর নির্ভর করে জীবন কাটান এবং শেষতক সর্বস্ব হারিয়ে দিনমজুরবৃত্তিতে জীবিকা নির্বাহ করেন। এর মধ্যে এ মাসের শেষে ডাকা […]


Police Arrest Four Persons Including Students on Sedition Charges in West Bengal

The police, on Tuesday, arrested four persons from Makli village in Goaltore in Jungle Mahal in West Midnapur, claiming that the arrested persons were instigating villagers to join the Maoists. However, no evidences of the claim has been found so far and the arrests raise concerns that the cases are politically motivated. A Groundxero report.   […]


Mahul : Children Protest for Right to Childhood

As the rest of the country celebrated Children’s Day on November 14, the children of Mahul enter the 17th day of their protest against various State authorities whose actions have encroached upon their right to childhood. Struggling for their fundamental right to life, housing and education, the children organised themselves to assert their demands through […]


Women Lead Mumbai Anti-Eviction Struggle: Four Interviews

The fight of  Mumbai’s slums against forceful eviction and deadly “rehabilitation” continues. As the Maharashtra Government and the Bombay Municipal Corporation continue to violate a High Court order mandating proper and just rehabilitation for the slum residents evicted last year from all along the Tansa water pipeline, the protests have now spilled onto the streets.  […]


মেঘালয়: তথ্য-অধিকার কর্মী অ্যাগনেস খারসিং আক্রান্ত, মাথায় গুরুতর আঘাত, অবস্থা সঙ্কটজনক

বৃহস্পতিবার দুপুর আড়াইটে নাগাদ সিভিল সোসাইটি উইমেনস অর্গানাইজেশন (সিএসডব্লিউও)‘র প্রেসিডেন্ট  অ্যাগনেস খারসিং এবং তাঁর সঙ্গী এ সাংমা পূর্ব জয়ন্তিয়া পাহাড়ের টুবের সোহস্রিতে আক্রান্ত হন। এই নিয়ে এ বছর তিন জন সমাজকর্মী পূর্ব জয়ন্তিয়া পাহাড়ে আক্রান্ত হলেন। গত মার্চ মাসে জয়ন্তিয়া ইউথ ফেডারেশন (জেওয়াইএফ) -এর প্রেসিডেন্ট পি মাজাওকে সিমেন্ট মাফিয়ারা খুন করে। পরিবেশের নিয়মকানুন অমান্য করে […]


Mahul Residents Continue Protest, Demand Rehabilitation for All, Show Black Placards to CM Fadnavis

The dharna of residents of Mahul in Mumbai, demanding proper rehabilitation of all the evicted families entered the 8th day. They are currently occupying the footpath in Vidyavihar opposite to the demolished jhoparpatti from where they were originally evicted and forcefully dumped into Mahul which they describe as “Mumbai’s toxic hell”.  A report by GroundXero from the protest […]


Workers in Bhilai Protest Arrest of Sudha Bhardwaj

Workers in Bhilai condemn the arrest of worker-leader, human right activist and peoples lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, calling it an attack on the working class and toiling masses. A report by Kaladas Daheriya, a cultural activist from Chattisgarh.   On 28 October, workers belonging to Progressive Cement Workers Organisation, Engineering Mazdoor Union, Chemical Mazdoor Union, Chattisgarh […]


Spiralling Caste Killings Across Telangana, and Protests Calling for Justice and Love

Within the last month and half there have been a series of caste killings in Telangana – often narrated as “honour killings” – murders of young dalit and OBC men for marrying in defiance of caste hierarchies. While the ruling party maintains a stoic silence with upcoming Assembly elections, people are coming together to protest. […]


Evicted Mumbai slum residents occupy footpath as protest

The fight of Mumbai’s slums against forceful eviction and deadly “rehabilitation” continues. As the Maharashtra Government and the Bombay Municipal Corporation continue to violate High Court order mandating proper and just rehabilitation for the slum residents evicted last year from all along the Tansa water pipeline, the protests have now spilled onto the streets. On […]